Educational Resources

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
    This website offers an online academy with educational activities for kids, live web feed of their marine life, and virtual tours of the exhibits.

  • Bill Nye The Science Guy
    Why not teach what you know? Youtube provides videos of hundreds of Bill’s experiments over the years and is always a great resource for learning.

  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan At Home
    Educators at the museum are working hard to fill the day with fun, interactive activities for kids of all ages.

  • Draw with Disney Animation
    Check out Disney Animation’s Youtube channel for quick how-to guides on drawing a variety of Disney characters.

  • Duolingo Language App
    The best way to learn a new language! Duolingo is also working on teaching reading and phonics to children aged 3-5 through images, speech activities, and more.

  • Education On Demand
    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute has made an extensive website of educational materials that are available on many popular streaming services including Netflix, Amazon, PBS, Animal Planet, Hulu, and more. The site is easy to navigate and breaks materials down by topic: Dinosaurs, Ancient Rome, Native American Culture, etc.

  • Explore.org
    Watch live feed of animals from around the world. Zoos, aquariums, and other sanctuaries offer live stream video for you and your family to observe.

  • GoPeer Online Tutoring
    College students virtual tutoring for K-12 classes.

  • Gripping Graphic Novels
    Offered July 20-24 Varsity Tutors will be offering a free virtual series for 9-12 graders on developing a graphic novel.

  • Hy-Vee KidsFit At Home
    Free online streaming 15-20 minute videos of fun, engaging workouts you can do together. Classes are hosted by certified personal trainers and youth fitness specialists.

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Family Programs
    Join an Intrepid Educator for weekly online programs that explore science and history. Programs are hosted via Zoom and require registration.

  • Knowledge on the Go
    Great Minds has compiled a comprehensive list of lesson plans and teaching ideas for students in kindergarten through high school.

  • Lab 360
    This Youtube channel features dozens of science experiments you can do at home including how to make invisible ink, plastic bottle tricks, and other fun facts about things you never knew you needed to know about.

  • Movement Powers Change
    Join members of GoNoodle in supporting movement and mindfulness in children. They focus on physical wellness, academic success, and social-emotional health.

  • National Geographic BioBlitz
    Counting species through Citizen Science! Focus on identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. You can do this right in your backyard.

  • National Geographic Science Lab
    Access to science experiments, articles, videos, and more. Featured activities include the Human Spirograph, How to Make a Squishy Egg, and Ghost Glove.

  • National Geographic Homework Help
    Downloadable fact sheets on animals, maps, countries, research, essay writing, and more.

  • National Geographic Neighborhood Safari
    Create a scene starring your child’s favorite animals. Original drawings and artwork, sidewalk chalk, or through the provided coloring pages.

  • NYPL SimplyE Open Access
    Download the SimplyE app on your tablet or mobile device to access 30,000+ digital materials through the New York Public Library. No registration required.

  • Ocearch.org
    Track marine life movements all over the globe. Sharks, whales, seals, alligators, and turtles. Follow their path, see their names and how much they weigh, and the last time they were caught on radar.

  • PBS Kids Online
    Daily activities to play and learn at home.

  • Pen Pal Schools
    Get your kids involved with other students from around the world!

  • Podcasts for Kids
    This article outlines the 25 best podcasts for kids to listen to. Some of these are great for the whole family. Book Club for Kids, The Past & the Curious, KidNuz, and more.

  • Ranger Rick at Home
    Digital copies of Ranger Rick, part of the National Wildlife Federation, are available for free. Activities include outdoor projects, animal crafts, and educator guides.

  • Royal Ontario Museum’s Classroom/At Home Activities
    Engage with ROM’s collection with fun activities that touch on topics such as Ancient Roman Civilization, the Chinese Imperial Court, and writing in Egyptian Heiroglyphs.

  • Sciencecenter Virtual Programs
    Based in Ithaca, NY the Sciencecenter offers a multitude of engagement activities for kids of all ages.

  • Shelter in Space – Remote Learning Program
    Cornell University’s Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility (SPIF), the Carl Sagan Institute, and Cornell’s Astronomy Department has put together a learning program that includes presentations, online activities, and youtube videos to watch at home.

  • Squiggles & Scribbles by Ben Clanton
    Author of graphic novels Narwhal and Jelly offers how-to videos for cartooning on his Facebook page among other fun activities!

  • Steve Ellis Artist How-To’s
    Follow this artist’s Youtube channel for quick how-to guides on drawing some incredible characters.

  • Tinker Art Studio’s Free Art Workshops
    Watch and follow along with talented artists as they explore different mediums of art such as marble painting, shaving cream painting, pom garland, and more.

  • Virtual Museum & National Park Tours
    Follow the link to our “Things to Do at Home” page which lists several museums with virtual tours and exhibits, as well as different national park tours.

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